President of Civil Engineers in Ghana, Mr. Prosper Yaw Ledi has stated that, it is better to demolish the 45 year old Maternity and Children’s block at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), than to wait for it to collapse on people.
The multi-structure Maternity and Children’s Block at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, stalled for 45 years, is to be pulled down for reconstruction after failing a structural integrity test.
Sources close to the Hospital and the Ministry of Health say a team of engineers found sections of the structure to be weak with brittle concrete and rusty iron rods.
This will be the second time the structure will be pulled down for failing a structural integrity test.
Mr. Prosper speaking to Nana Ampratwum on Silver fm Omanbapa morning show monitored by Africannewsgh said, it is the responsibility of the government to look after the well being of every Ghanaians hence the need for him to take that decision.
According to him, the Civil Engineers will know how to demolish the building without causing any mayhem.
He again added that, under no circumstance would anyone blame the contractor responsible for constructing the building.